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Career and Professional Development Events

Career and Professional Development Speaker Series & Events

We just wrapped up a very successful first season of monthly career events at the BridgePort Brewpub in Portland's Pearl District! Currently, we are planning our 2014-2015 Career and Professional Development Event Series geared for alumni and graduating students. Please stay tuned, we are really excited to announce the new line-up this fall!

2015 Career & Professional Development Events: 

January 14th
February 12th
March 11th
April 9th
May 7th
June 4th


All events will start at 6:00pm and door will open at 5:30pm for networking. Ticket prices include light appetizers and a drink ticket to enjoy a Bridgeport Brewery Beer! This event series is open for the community to attend. Space is limited and we recommend getting your tickets in advance. To view past events please visit:

Career Community & Webinars 

We are currently preparing to launch the 2014-2015 career webinar series geared specifically to help alumni and students with career advancement and enhance their career search! The career webinars (live and archived) is a free service offered to alumni and students hosted on the PSU Alumni Association's Career Community website. Our Career Community is a customized platform that delivers a diverse curriculum to alumni at any stage of their careers. We are constantly updating and adding new career content! 

With PSU Alumni Association's Career Community you have access to:

  1. Live and recorded career webinars for newly graduated students and seasoned alumni

  2. Current career news, videos and sources designed to keep you in the know

  3. Career discussion boards

  4. Career tools and services by top professionals to help you stand out

  5. Automated career advising to help alumni & students get the information they need immediately

Sign-up now and start to customize your career plan with the PSU alumni career community and free webinars.  


Upcoming Webinar:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Mechanics of Job Search and Getting Your Next Job Fast

Presented by: Rick Gillis

Learn how to search for a job with a lot less effort!  Research shows that your chances of getting a job decrease each month you are unemployed.  If the “handwriting is on the wall,” or you are thinking of a job change, pick up proven techniques to not only land a job faster, but to land a job that fits your chosen career path.

You will learn:

1.      Simple techniques to identify jobs you can “close” faster.

2.      What employers are looking for so that you can adapt your search.

3.      Effective ways to show your “ROI” by emphasizing your past accomplishments.

…all by gaining the insight and practical wisdom of author Rick Gillis.

Live webinars are broadcasted from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pacific Time and are available for download after their broadcast date. Don't forget to sign-up for live webinar email reminders! Click here to access